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Explore the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation in Real Style
Posted on July 23, 2018 by Sophie Tabouel
No matter which day tour you choose for a journey into the Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest from Cairns, you will be committing yourself to an early start and a long day of exciting travel experiences.
In saying that, it is totally worth the early wakeup call!
We believe comfort is an important factor on a full day’s scenic tour, and must be considered for any day tours to these World Heritage regions, and thankfully this day tour certainly delivers all that and more!
Not only comfort, but everything from the custom designed overland vehicles and coaches, to the professional driver guides and the delicious lunches in the rainforest are top quality.
This is a five star Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation tour, without the hefty expenses.
Read on to find out more about my Daintree Rainforest experience
Day Tour Comfort is a High Priority
Your rainforest guide will collect you in the coach from your Cairns hotel or resort accommodation.
Relaxing in the spacious reclining leather seats looking out the huge windows in a high-set overland vehicle will ensure your experience is comfortable for the duration of the day’s adventure tour.
The vehicle also has superior suspension and the coaches cool air conditioning provides an oasis as we return to the coach after exploring the rainforests pathways and points of interest.
Perfect Tour for Non-English Speaking Travellers
What also stands out with this Daintree rainforest day tour is the GPS activated multi-lingual commentary system that is unique only to this rainforest day tour company.
This provides commentary in six languages.
This service has been introduced especially for foreign visitors that wish to learn all the valuable information and interesting facts about the rainforest and history of the areas that the tour travels.
The commentary is also delivered with entertaining sound effects and music.
I didn’t require this service, but I could see other foreign travellers utilising it, and I could see how beneficial it was to them.
There is so much to learn about in this impressive part of the world, so it is great to see that it can also be passed on to non-English Speaking visitors.
Premium Quality Lunch and Dining Location
Lunch is served in a beautiful rainforest setting in a small group atmosphere.
Fish, steak or a vegetarian option is offered with fresh salads and tropical fruits grown in the local area of the Atherton Tablelands.
On this Cairns day tour you will explore the ancient lowland rainforests of the World Heritage listed Cape Tribulation and Daintree National Parks.
The first stop being for a cruise on the Daintree River where you will have the opportunity to spot an Estuarine Saltwater Crocodile and a variety of other wildlife known to inhabit the area.
This includes a range of birds and reptiles including the Amethystine Python that live amongst the Mangroves which line the river.
I was lucky enough to see several Crocodiles on my tour, some sunbaking on the banks of the river and one large crocodile over 4 metres swimming on the surface right in the middle of the river!
I also was able to see and photograph a pair of Papuan Frogmouth birds that were sleeping in a tree that overhung the river.
Apparently it is quite rare to see these migratory birds in this area. So you never know what you may find in this nature wonderland!
Cape Tribulation Beach has a natural untouched beauty about it.
This is where I am sure you will appreciate the remote beauty of the area. It is famously noted as the only place in the world where a World Heritage listed “Rainforest meets a World Heritage Listed Reef”
The rainforest literally is on the beach and now and again you will see a giant Cassowary walk out from the trees and take a stroll along the beach as it looks for food.
The time spent here is at your own leisure for relaxing, taking photographs or hiking along the elevated boardwalk through the rainforest to a lookout point that overlooks the beach and the mountains behind.
Personally I spent my time taking photos and walking the boardwalk through the mangroves and rainforest to the lookout.
I just love to explore! It is not a long or difficult walk but there are some stairs along the way.
This is a short stop at a scenic location from the side of a mountain in rainforest, with an outlook framed by Tree Ferns where you can see out to the Great Barrier Reef, the mouth of the Daintree River, Snapper Island and Low Isles.
A simply breathtaking view and Instagram worthy!
Mossman Gorge – Rainforest Walk & Aboriginal Culture
Next up is a walk through the Mossman Gorge rainforest on a guided tour with your driver guide who will provide you with interesting facts about the flora and fauna that live in the rainforest of the Daintree National Park.
Pop your feet in the fresh mountain waters that flow through the large clusters of granite boulders in Mossman Gorge.
It is here that you will also meet an Indigenous guide from the Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal tribe.
He will provide you with a welcoming ceremony and a short demonstration on how their ancient people use plants from the rainforest for food and how they made tools for hunting.
The Aboriginals are the oldest living culture in the world today.
This is a beautiful lush green place, and the water is crystal clear.
We could even see the fish under the water!
The walking trail is fairly easy, but again there are stairs in some parts of the trail.
There are some suspended pathways and bridges as well as areas of dirt trail.
The terrain isn’t very rugged though but I do recommend sensible shoes for walking in the rainforest.
Tour Departs from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas.
GPS Activated Commentary available in German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Chinese languages.
Systems will be provided on the day of travel at no extra cost. You may use the headphones provided by the tour operator or use your own personal headphones.
If you would like to experience the above phone now 1300 761 612 or click here.
Author: Jennifer Tofia – Tour Specialist
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